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The College of Southern Nevada’s Division of Workforce and Economic Development is offering a free course for people who want to prepare for the U.S. naturalization exam.
The program, funded by the federal Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, is free for eligible students. Eligibility is determined by those who test into an intermediate level on a reading assessment conducted during the orientation process.
All students interested in attending this course must attend an orientation session to determine their eligibility. Students will work to develop the oral and written communication skills and vocabulary that they will need to successfully complete the process to become naturalized U.S. citizens.
Classes will be held at the College of Southern Nevada’s Sahara West Center at 2409 Las Verdes St. in Las Vegas. Orientation for classes beginning in August will be held July 28 and August 4. Prospective students must register for an orientation session at www.csn.edu/workforce .
The classes will focus on the civics content needed to pass the naturalization exam to become a U.S. citizen. They will also focus on the English language skills that applicants will need to pass the interview. In addition to classroom instruction, students will receive books and flashcards. Students will also participate in computer-based lessons.
Past participants in the program have come from a variety of cultural and language backgrounds and diverse career fields.Thus far, the success rate has been 80 percent or higher for students completing the naturalization process on their first attempt.
CSN’s adult education program has been established as an English as a Second Language (ESL), English Literacy and Civics, and GED preparation service provider for more than 15 years. Over the last three-year period, the program had more than 19,000 enrollments.